BOSTON – Anyone watching the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League contest prior to the MLL All-Star Game on Thursday would be struck by the familiarity.
It looks like the college game, the high school game and the youth game girls grew up playing. But a closer look makes the changes to the sport evident.
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Leave the University of North Carolina men’s lacrosse program to lead the one at Skidmore College?
Joe Martin jumped at that chance.
It’s the one he wanted.
“As much as I loved the bright lights of the ACC, in my heart I’m a Division III guy,” said Martin, who officially started work as Skidmore’s new coach this week. “I always knew in the long run that I wanted to be a Division III coach.”
“It’s awesome,” Rice said. “You sort of cross the generations of Syracuse lacrosse. I didn’t get to play with Galloway, Matt Abbott or Joel White. So it’s nice to play with and against them at this level.”
BOSTON (June 28, 2018) – Will Manny capped a six-goal rally with the game-winning goal in overtime, lifting the MLL All-Stars to a 15-14 win over Team USA in the MLL All-Star Game at Harvard Stadium on Saturday night.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The storyline when Team USA plays in the Major League All-Star Game every four years doesn't change. The U.S. team faces a talented, hungry squad of players that were often bypassed in the Team USA process.
That played out again on Thursday night before a crowd of 6,589 fans at Harvard Stadium when the MLL All-Stars staged a stunning comeback on the backs of players that participated in the U.S. tryouts to win 15-14 in overtime.
Thursday kicked off the annual Under Armour All-American Underclass games, a tournament featuring some of the best high school talent in the country converging on Towson, Md. for a four day tournament. This year's event includes a new team featuring players from the Connecticut and the Hudson Valley area ("CONNY", and once again the younger players will take part in the Command Division bracket.
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Host Fred Opie interviews Boston College Assistant lacrosse coach Kayla Treanor. She was a phenomenal college player at Syracuse University where she earned All Americans honors and was a Tewaaraton finalist. Her playing career continues as a member of the US women’s national lacrosse team and playing in the women’s pro league.
ELMIRA, N.Y. -- Mother Nature's harsh wintry weather and subpar playing conditions were not enough to keep the Elmira College women's lacrosse team grounded in 2018. Several Soaring Eagles made significant contributions throughout spring – some in breakout fashion – while for the third consecutive season a program record was rewritten by a senior student-athlete.
ELMIRA, N.Y. -- A nail-biting win on the road against Empire 8 Conference rival Houghton and a convincing victory against Keystone in the second half of the season highlighted the 2018 Elmira College men's lacrosse season.
Randy Mearns admits his first recruiting trip on the job as St. Bonaventure’s men’s lacrosse coach didn’t go the way he expected.
Although Bona hired Mearns, the former longtime Canisius coach, in June 2017, more than a year out from the new SBU program’s first school year of 2018-19, he still had to play catch-up in the recruiting cycle.
LAKE PLACID - With Summit Lacrosse Ventures bringing four events to Lake Placid this summer, the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism - the region's destination marketing organization - has estimated that direct spending in Lake Placid over that time will exceed $8 million.
With 15 seconds remaining in the game, Rob Pannell held the ball behind cage waiting for the whistle for the reset. When play resumed, he took a few steps to his right, only to go back to his left and run up field above goal line extended. With Kyle Sweeney chasing him but never getting a stick on his hands, Pannell planted and turned back to face the goal and fired a shot past Brett Queener, putting his team ahead, 10-9, with five seconds remaining.
It was Pannell’s first goal of the game, and it was the difference maker to give the U.S. national team a hard-fought victory over a team of MLL all-stars in the 2014 MLL All-Star Game at Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, Mass.
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — Randy Mearns isn’t so much joining the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference as he is returning home wearing some new colors.
Mearns coached men’s lacrosse at Canisius for 19 seasons, all of them in the MAAC. Last week, his new school, St. Bonaventure, which he joined in June 2017 to plan the Bonnies’ first Division I men’s lacrosse program for 2018-19, officially joined, giving the conference an eighth member in the sport.
Katie Smolensky is one of those girls who grew up on Brighton lacrosse and knew what she was getting into when she decided to make it her sport. From 1998-2008, the Barons won 11 straight Section V championships, then added titles in 2011 and 2013. Her older sister, Lauren, was on the 2013 squad. But coming into Katie's senior season this spring she'd never been on a championship team.
The following is some advice that I’ve been given over the years from coaches, parents, and teammates about the transition from high school to college. And I’ve mixed in a little twist of my own, in hopes of helping you – the next generation of talented and inspirational college women’s lacrosse players – go into college with the mindset to work hard, the goal of having the time of your life, and overall excitement rather than nerves.
When it came to the Lake Placid Summit Youth Classic’s top division — the under-16 age group — the answer appeared pretty clear. On Wednesday, Baldwinsville completed a perfect 5-0 run through the tournament with a 12-3 victory over Top Dog in the U16 championship game at the North Elba athletic fields.
The winning team was essentially comprised of players from this spring’s junior varsity squad at Baldwinsville High School, while runner-up Top Dog included players who were gathered together from across the Albany area. In five games played, Baldwinsville outscored its opponents 58-24 while turning in a strong performance from one end of the field to the other.
Wegrzyn finished her career as a Falcon with 59 goals in her final season to lead the team (121 career goals) ... She was named to the All-WNY second team ... She also had Class B first team honors ... Will be playing lacrosse at the College at Brockport.
Here's our 2018 team, culled from coaches' nominations and boiled down to 17 of the best. Our Player of the Year is a Jamesville-DeWitt standout who next will be seen as a member of the Syracuse University men's team, and our Coach of the Year is retiring high school lacrosse legend Mike Messere from West Genesee.
Six Syracuse student-athletes were honored for the success on the field and in the classroom for the Syracuse men's lacrosse team, earning ACC All-Academic Team honors.
Tyson Bomberry (communication and rhetorical studies), Marcus Cunningham (biology), Austin Fusco (real estate and marketing management), Brett Kennedy (information management and technology), Stephen Rehfuss (communication and rhetorical studies) and Jamie Trimboli (biology) earned the honors.
It's no secret that the Carrier Dome is one of the most iconic venues in the sport of lacrosse and that the fan support in Central New York is second-to-none, but the annual NCAA attendance numbers highlighted that point once again for 2018 as Syracuse once again was the most-watched lacrosse team in the country.
BOSTON (June 27, 2018) – Major League Lacrosse (MLL) today announced that ESPN will televise the 2018 MLL All-Star Game live on Thursday, June 28, 2018 on ESPN2 or ESPNEWS, beginning at 7 p.m. ET. MLL’s top athletes will compete against Team USA as they prepare for the FIL World Lacrosse Championships in Netanya, Israel in July 2018. This MLL All-Stars vs. Team USA competition happens only once every four years and is always one of the most exciting, competitive matches of the season.
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. – Former assistant coach Liam Gleason, who spent the past seven seasons as the associate head coach at perennial national power UAlbany, has been named the 10th head coach in Siena Lacrosse history. Gleason will be formally introduced at a press conference Thursday at 3:30 p.m. in the Alumni Recreation Center for members of the media.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Over the weekend, Elmira College men's lacrosse and EC Men's Lacrosse Alumni Association participated in Shootout for Soldiers and helped raise over $10,000 for the 501(c)(3) charity, as part of a 24-hour fundraiser event held at Long Bridge Park in Arlington, Virginia.
LIVERPOOL, N.Y., June 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Maverik Lacrosse announced today the launch of its latest head, the Havok™. Designed and manufactured in the United States for long stick middies (LSMs) and defenseman, the Havok features best-in-class strength to weight ratio. The Havok is designed for a mid-high pocket and incorporates the all new Ground Control™ technology, so players can scoop ground balls with ease from any angle. The Havok will be available in white, "Hyperlite" blue, black and gray, starting July 4th.
ESPNU’s sixth annual presentation of Summer of Next Presented by GEICO begins Saturday, June 30, highlighting the best in high school athletics throughout the remainder of the summer. Summer of Next will feature nearly 80 hours of content, covering five sports and spotlighting the next generation of premier college athletes. The slate of events kicks off with the Under Armour All-America Boys and Girls High School Lacrosse Games (June 30).
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Syracuse redshirt senior Taylor Gait (CBA-Syracuse) and sophomore Emily Hawryschuk (Victor) have been selected to the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) All-Academic Women's Lacrosse Team. Gait earns the honor for the first time, while Hawryschuk is making her second straight appearance on the team.
With three kids playing in college, John Nostrant (Baldwinsville) had been considering the balance between spending his springs as a lacrosse coach and as a lacrosse parent. When he got a nudge from the administration at The Haverford School that it was thinking of moving on sooner rather than later, Nostrant knew it would be time.
The 2018-19 season will be Nostrant’s 28th and last as the boys lacrosse coach at The Haverford School. He informed a group of alumni this week. Nostrant, who has stepped down as the school’s athletic director, calls the split mutual in terms that allow it to be amicable.
Coaches chose Fayetteville-Manlius senior Amanda Cramer as the area's top player for the past season. They honored South Jefferson's Jen Williams as Coach of the Year for her work in making the Class D state runner-up Spartans one of the area's top teams in any class.
Siena isn't going too far to find its next men’s lacrosse coach. A source tells Spectrum News Liam Gleason and Siena are finalizing a deal that will make him the next Saints lacrosse coach. 7Gleason is very familiar to lacrosse fans in the area: He was the associate head coach at UAlbany.
Welcome to the Witmer Family, Case, and welcome to your new home. I see you’ve already found our couch – just make yourself at home…
You came to our Oswego home yesterday, but there was only one Witmer there. Don’t worry; you’re going to be meeting the rest of us very shortly.
Eric Miccio (MICK-ee-oh) has been named Head Coach of Onondaga Community College's Men's Lacrosse program. Miccio comes to OCC from Mercyhurst College North East near Erie, PA where he was Head Coach of the Men's Lacrosse team.
SYRACUSE, NY - Onondaga Community College announced that Eric Miccio, a West Genesee High School graduate, will take over the school's storied men's lacrosse program.
Miccio replaces Chuck Wilbur, who won a second consecutive national title this past year and stepped down to take a new position at the school.
Syracuse, N.Y. — Fayetteville-Manlius 2018 graduate — and three-year faceoff specialist for the Hornets boys lacrosse team — Zak VanValkenburgh finished his high school playing career on May 30 following a 12-10 sectional championship loss against eventual state runner-up West Genesee. VanValkenburgh overcame as much adversity as perhaps anybody on his team, if not the entirety of Section III, over the past 24 months, and endured a combination of physical, emotional and mental pain that would cause most student-athletes to quit their sport.
Coquitlam, B.C., will play host to the 2022 men's world lacrosse championship. The event, held every four years, hasn't been in Canada since London, Ont., staged it in 2006. The Federation of International Lacrosse awarded the event to Coquitlam on Monday, less than a month before this year's worlds in Netanya, Israel. Canada won gold in the last tournament in 2014 in Denver. The 2022 event will be held from July 13-24.
The Lake Placid Summit Youth Classic (LPSYC) is simply one of the most holistic and well-natured tournaments out there. It’s just pure old-fashioned show up and play lacrosse. Summit Lacrosse Ventures added this tournament to their Summer offerings three years ago for a variety of reasons, and all of them being for the betterment of the game.
Perry, N.Y. – Le Moyne College senior defenseman Brendan Entenmann (Auburn) and senior attackman Justin Kesselring (Fairport) have been named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Scholar All-America team, as announced by the association.
It's safe to say it was meant to be for James Bassett -- the mystery recruit -- to wind up playing his college lacrosse at Merrimack College. During the recruiting process, Bassett attended an Under Armour camp on Long Island as a last-minute walk-up attendee. He performed quite well at the camp, catching the eye of Merrimack coach Mike Morgan.
When your opponent only brings 12 runners onto the floor, goal scorers get ready. That’s what happened Friday night as the Rochester RiverMonsters entered Tsha Hońnońyeńdakwha with 12 players and 2 keepers.
After watching his aunt take her last breath in the hospital due to breast cancer in 2014, Joe Luconte was determined to use the tragedy to help promote awareness about cancer. Four years later he dedicated his senior lacrosse season at Webster Thomas to her memory and partnered with the PledgeIt Face Off Against Cancer
Even with little time to rest between seasons, Morin was a force this spring. The Citizen's Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year, Morin became the ninth player in Auburn history to be named an All-American, totaling 63 goals and 77 points to lead the Maroons. For his efforts, Morin was named a first team all-league selection.
Morin also carries the unique distinction of being Auburn's all-time leading goal scorer in both boys lacrosse and hockey, a plateau reached greatly due to his effort.
Every year, some of the best lacrosse players in the country gather in Rochester to showcase their skills in front of college coaches from every level. And every year, many of those players featured are from our own backyard.
The Sweetlax Summer Invitational is one of the premier lacrosse events in the country every year. In April 2017, the NCAA made a significant change to its lacrosse recruiting rules in the form of banning collegiate lacrosse coaches from communicating with possible recruits until September 1 of their junior year of high school.
It's no secret why Marguerite Cuddy was so vital to the Auburn girls lacrosse program.
For anyone who observes even a moment of Cuddy on the field, her strengths become obvious: speed, power and tenacity. And for any defender that tries to stand in her way ... good luck.
The day after he was at the center of one of the biggest national lacrosse stories of the year as he decided on Yale for his transfer destination, former Victor Senior High School and University at Albany All-American faceoff specialist TD Ierlan was coaching younger players at the Future Phenoms Combine.
TD Ierlan has a new home and Yale has even more reason to believe it can repeat as NCAA men’s lacrosse champion. Ierlan, the record-setting faceoff specialist who on June 6 received a full release to transfer from Albany, is transferring to Yale, he confirmed Thursday when reached by the Daily Messenger.
It’s official: TD Ierlan is heading to Yale University to play lacrosse for the defending national champions. The 2016 Victor High graduate and 2015 Daily Messenger boys lacrosse Player of the Year confirmed the move on Thursday, bringing closure to one of the hottest off-season discussions of the lacrosse world.
ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany announced Thursday, June 21, that Katie Rowan (Delmar) will return to the Capital Region and the University at Albany to serve as the next women’s lacrosse head coach.
Rowan, a native of Delmar, N.Y., who was an assistant at UAlbany from 2011-2012, comes to the Great Danes from Wagner, where she had served as head coach for the past three years, guiding the Seahawks to two Northeast Conference championships and NCAA Tournament appearances, including a preliminary round victory this past season.
Hennigan, who informed his players and athletics director Michael Burns of his decision today, said he just couldn't continue to fulfill the time commitment necessary to coach varsity lacrosse at a top program like West Genesee.
"Coaching at that school demands that you be all in," he said. "I couldn't guarantee that I could do that."
Shootout For Soldiers is a 24 hour lacrosse game benefiting wounded American military members. Canandaigua was chosen as the only Upstate site to hold this event, and they are looking to include as many teams as possible. If your team would like to participate in this extremely worthy fundraiser for wounded veterans, please register at the headline link.
Three bands will be performing at different times over the course of the 24 hour event, including Mikey Powell Saturday from 8-10PM. There will also be kids activities, fastest shot competition, and professionally run clinics, and there will be various food trucks there.
ELMIRA, N.Y. -- Pat Thompson, Elmira College's Vice President of Athletics, is pleased to announce the hiring of Rebecca Lampson as EC's new head women's lacrosse and assistant field hockey coach. Lampson joins the Soaring Eagles after serving a two-year stint as an assistant women's lacrosse coach with the nationally-ranked Mules of Colby College.
Farrell capped off an outstanding career for the Cornell women's lacrosse program by being named to the IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-America third team in 2008. Farrell, a Tewaaraton Trophy watch list selection and two-year member of the junior national team, led the Big Red in points (54), assists (26), game-winning goals (3) and ground balls (25) en route to first-team All-Ivy and IWLCA All-Northeast District honors in 2008.
LAKE PLACID — Summit Lacrosse Ventures will make its season return to Lake Placid with the High Peaks Summit Classic on Saturday and Sunday. This is the second year for the High Peaks tournament, born from the demand by the over 18 and over 25 age group teams that could not gain access to the August classic. There will be 10 teams, including two First Responders teams.
ROCHESTER, NY – The 2018 RIT men's lacrosse team won a program record 21 games in 2018. The Tigers won their seventh straight Liberty League championship, and advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the ninth straight season and 20th time in program history. RIT advanced to the NCAA Tournament semifinals for the second straight season and the sixth time in eight seasons.
My phone keeps buzzing. My computer keeps dinging. Email is at capacity. Our social media accounts are ablaze. People keep dropping by my cubicle to pick up extra copies, holding them up and asking how we plan to keep the subject of race and racism in the spotlight.
Maybe the hubbub will subside. Then again, maybe it won’t. I hope it doesn’t. It can’t.
GEORGETOWN, Texas – Director of Athletics Dr. Glada Munt announced Brice Queener (Penn Yan) as the second Head Women's Lacrosse Coach in program history at Southwestern.
Queener is returning to head coaching after two seasons as an assistant coach at Fresno State University. In those two seasons, Queener aided in guiding the Bulldogs to a pair of winning seasons, their first in program history. The Bulldogs also made their first appearance in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Championship.
In conclusion of the 2017-18 season, the National Lacrosse League has released the nominees for the 2017-18 NLL Season Awards. Following the completion of the voting period, Ashley Docking and Tyson Geick will announce the winners of the awards via NLL TV over the course of a week.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - Our latest Athlete of the Week goes to the entire CBA girls lacrosse team.
The Brothers won its fourth state title defeating Penfield, 10-5, on Saturday June 9th in the Class A title game. Its the second championship in three years and the fourth since 2011.
PRINCETON, N.J. (6/13/18) - In just her first year as a Princeton Tiger, freshman Kyla Sears (Skaneateles) has been awarded Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) second-team All-America honors, it was announced by the organization this afternoon. Sears is one of just three freshmen in the country that earned All-America honors.
STORRS, Conn. - Seniors Cassie Ekstrom and Grace Nolan (Marcellus) of the UConn women's lacrosse team garnered All-American status as announced by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) on Thursday afternoon. This marks the first time the Huskies have garnered multiple All-America honors in a single season.
Nolan's senior season was nothing short of extraordinary. In addition to rewriting the UConn record book, the 2018 BIG EAST Attacked of the Year solidified herself as one of the nation's top scorers. Nolan set a pair of single season program records in points (102) and goals (72), while her 6.00 points per game and 4.24 goals per game rank fourth and fifth, respectively, across the NCAA.
The Orange will once again be well represented at the Under Armour High School All-America Game, with a trio of future pledges set to compete against the nation's best seniors.
Griffin Cook (attack), Peter Fiorini (Midfield) and Matt Magnan (midfield) will represent 'Cuse in the event. Cook, a local standout from nearby Jamesville-Dewitt High School, capped off his career with a total of 242 goals and 137 assists, winning CNY Player of the Year for 2018. Fiorini, another local product of Baldwinsville High School, finished his career with a total of 80 goals and 148 assists, leading the Bees to a second place SCAC Metro Conference finish and Class A. Magnan, who spent his career at Fox Lane High School, in Bedford, N.Y., finished the season with a total of 52 points on the year, receiving his second All-American honor of his career after a breakout sophomore year with a total of 62 goals.
SPARKS, Md. — US Lacrosse has announced that 109 players have been invited to try out for the 2019 U.S. Women’s U19 National Team. Tryouts will be held Aug. 10-12, 2018 at US Lacrosse headquarters in Sparks, Md.
Eight Upstate players among those invited.
The Rochester Knighthawks Lacrosse Academy announced its Summer Lacrosse Skills Camp will take place from Monday, July 23 through Thursday, July 26 at Brighton Sports Zone (3195 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd.).
In his seven seasons at Colgate, Murphy put together a record of 57-51, including a 26-26 mark in Patriot League play. The highlights included five Patriot League tournaments and titles in 2012 and 2015.
He led a Colgate team that included Peter Baum in 2012 — a season, Murphy’s first with the Raiders, that ended in a Tewaaraton Award for Baum.
The National Lacrosse League (NLL), the largest men’s professional indoor lacrosse league in North America, today announces the schedule for its 6th Annual Jr. NLL Tournament, a weekend-long competition featuring youth clubs representing NLL teams in both the U.S. and Canada. Teams from three divisions will compete at the Toronto Rock Athletic Centre and Glen Abbey Community Centre in Oakville, Ontario from Friday, August 24 to Sunday August 26.
Junior clubs for the Buffalo Bandits, Calgary Roughnecks, Colorado Mammoth, Georgia Swarm, New England Black Wolves, Rochester Knighthawks, Saskatchewan Rush, Toronto Rock and Vancouver Stealth, along with Junior Edmonton, will compete with players participating across Peewee, Bantam and Midget age levels.
Before Friday night, the last time Tee Ladouceur (Bethlehem High School) had stepped on a lacrosse field with an organized team was 2011. But it wasn’t hard to feel right back at home.
Ladouceur made her professional lacrosse debut for the Philadelphia Force playing on an attack line that included two of her former Syracuse teammates, Alyssa Murray and Michelle Tumolo. They had chemistry, but seven years is still seven years.
On Sunday, June 24th, the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League’s Upstate Pride will host their first ever home game, as they take on the New England Command. The Pride (1-0) and the Command (1-1) will face off for the first time, making for a truly historic finish.
ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 SPORTS) - Several area talent will be bettering their game at an elite showcase later this month. The Corning lacrosse program needs no introduction. Their success has spanned decades and now the next era continues its strong legacy.
Section Five lacrosse saw some changes in teams as Greece combined four schools into the Greece Storm and Livonia joined with Avon to form the Lakers. The Rochester city schools combined to form East United. With the changes and combinations, there were thirty-five teams and 942 players. Fairport carried the largest roster with forty players and Batavia had the smallest with sixteen.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Ivy Santana, who will be a freshman with the University at Albany women’s lacrosse team this coming fall, is a recipient of the 2018 Tewaaraton Native American Scholarship, presented by US Lacrosse.
Santana, a citizen of the Seneca Nation and resident of Bucktown, N.Y., was honored during the Tewaaraton Awards ceremony earlier this month in Washington, D.C.
Think about a net and kicking tee on the sidelines of a football game. Everyone has seen the shot of the kicker warming up without anyone's help to prepare for a potential game-changing moment. For lacrosse, there's no chance like that for its version of a specialist. Until now.
On Friday, Lax Sports Network tweeted that Fields was cleared to play by the medical staff and was activated by the Hounds. It was a game-time decision if he would play against the Lizards, but he did in fact make his MLL debut in the team’s 20-16 loss.
"The games that we played well in, he was the anchor of the team for sure," Niskayuna coach Mike Vorgang said of Sweeney. "Not only winning the faceoff, but winning it to himself and not having to utilize his wings. He could dominate the game on his own."
It appears face-off star TD Ierlan’s next stop will be in the Ivy League, as his destination has been narrowed to Cornell and Yale. Ierlan, when reached via text Monday afternoon, said: “I’m still unsure of where I’m going as of right now.”
I took my son Joe with me and had a warm home visit with Mike Powell and his family. I was encouraged when Mike told me that he “wanted to go to school in the south.” He remained a man of his word, Syracuse is south of Carthage, N.Y.
On the SUNY Oswego campus, once the 8,000 students go home for the summer, the hours of the business day change. The college switches over to “summer hours.”
Instead of staying open till 5 o’clock, some offices close at 4:30. Instead of opening at 8 AM, during the summer they may not open until 9.
Well, this is to announce that, starting next week, Road Trip Dad is switching over to summer hours, too.
"St. Bonaventure is well recognized for its academic and athletic excellence, and as the institution launches its men's lacrosse program the MAAC is excited to have them join the conference as an associate member," noted MAAC.
The Buffalo News is honoring the top scholastic athletes and teams as part of the Prep Talk Awards. The Coach of the Year for 2017-18 is Peter Hudecki, who led both Park boys basketball and St. Joseph’s lacrosse.
Syracuse, N.Y. — High school athletes from across Central New York took a walk on the red carpet outside of Syracuse's Landmark Theatre Thursday in the inaugural All-CNY High School Sports Awards celebration.
Overall Male Athlete of the Year: Ben Dwyer (Baldwinsville) - Dwyer was a three-sport athlete -- playing football, hockey and lacrosse -- his entire high school career.
DEXTER — Carson Pickeral was thrust into the role of starting goalie for General Brown midway through his freshman season two years ago.
Since then, the talented Pickeral hasn’t looked back, not only improving with each season, but helping to lead the Lions to new heights in boys lacrosse this spring.
BOZEMAN – The Bozeman Lacrosse Club has hundreds of kids in their organization. And this summer, they gave them a treat, bringing some of the best college players to Montana to coach them. And they went to the most storied lacrosse school in the nation to do it. Flying Lucas Quinn and Natalie Wallon in from Syracuse University.
The New York State Regional Championships will be held at SUNY Binghamton, Tuesday, July 24th & Wednesday, July 25th. This is a two-day event featuring the top rising sophomores and rising juniors from the Adirondack, Central, Hudson Valley, Nassau, NYC, Parochial, Suffolk, and western regions.
Monday the Central Region holds it's Top 40 Games at Jamesville-DeWitt High School Monday for both sophomores (6-7PM) and juniors (7-8PM) that will determine the final roster of 25 players for each squad. The participants can be found by clicking on the headline. Adirondck Region information can be found here. Western Region information can be found
ADAMS — After suffering a knee injury back in her sophomore season, Sydney Roderick’s days of playing lacrosse appeared to be in peril. Roderick persevered, returning next season, and this year helped lead South Jefferson to an eventful and historic season in lacrosse.
Longtime girls' lacrosse coach Jake McHerron wants an opportunity to clear his name.
The Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake School District placed McHerron on administrative leave May 17, just days before his varsity girls' lacrosse team was to play its first game in the Section II Class C tournament it eventually won. The leave technically ended when the season ended, McHerron said.
If "Athlete of the Year Lindsey Frank" sounds familiar, you just have to think back to the fall season, when the Saratoga Springs junior also won the Times Union's award in field hockey.
She plans on playing both sports soon at Richmond.
"I think it would be hard to live without one or the other," Frank said with a laugh. "So when I was seeking out colleges, I wanted to see if I could pursue both."
The IWLCA has announced that four student-athletes have been selected as positional Players of the Year and one has been named the Division I Player of the Year. Division I Player of the YearSam Apuzzo, Boston College, Attack, Jr. Division I Positional Players of the YearAttacker of the Year:...
The Rochester Knighthawks are holding tryouts for the Jr. Knighthawks teams that will compete in two premier box lacrosse tournaments in August. Kids at the Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget levels will have the opportunity to represent their favorite NLL team against some of the best competition in the United States and Canada.
Josh Byrne, in conjunction with the Buffalo Bandits, will provide small group lacrosse instruction to youth players this summer. There will be a maximum of 10 kids per one hour session. Josh will teach kids the drills and lessons he uses to get ready and play in both the NLL and MLL; so instruction will focus on both field and box lacrosse.
June 14, 2018 - Today, the Section released the 2018 All American and Academic All American Award winners. There were a total of 5 winners for each award in the Greater Rochester Region. Both All American and Academic All American awards were split with 4 coming from Monroe County and 1 coming from the Finger Lakes.
June 14, 2018 - The Finger Lakes has released their 2018 All League Awards and Final Stadings. The Nine team division released 15 1st Team Awards, 15 2nd Team Awards and 17 3rd Team Awards. Additionally, Player of the Year honors were given to the top defenseman, attacker and midfielder. Waterloo's Andy Lee was named Coach of the Year.
The passing of Yeardley Love shook the lacrosse world back in 2010. For Rob Pannell, the effect that event had on him has never faded. Currently an active collaborator with the One Love Foundation, he continues to spread awareness of relationship abuse through the lacrosse community.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Onondaga Community College men's lacrosse coach Chuck Wilbur (Cicero-North Syracuse/Herkimer CC/Hobart) is stepping down after 17 seasons with the Lazers, the school announced on Wednesday . . . At this point in my career and in my life, it's time for new head coach to take the Lazers to the next level and for me to take on this new opportunity and new professional challenge."
At their "Year-End Gathering" the members of the Genesee Valley Lacrosse Officials Association announced their annual Frank Mangione Award for Excellence award winner.
Mangione was on hand at the gathering to present the award to this year's recipient, Alan McLiverty who has been an official for over twenty years. He has also been involved with the Rochester Chapter of US Lacrosse, where he is currently serving as President.
The All Star list is out recognizing the Monroe County League players for the 2018 season. Senior offensiveman Reese Burek (Fairport), senior attackman Trevor Ford (Thomas), senior goalie Chayse Ierlan (Victor), senior midfielder Alexander Mabbett (Victor), senior attackman Brady McDermott (Brighton) and senior midfielder Garrett Ruff (HF-L) were named US Lacrosse All Americans from Monroe County.
The All Star list is out recognizing the GRALL players for the 2018 season. Senior defenseman Jack Billitier (McQuaid) was named US Lacrosse All Academic from the GRALL and was their Player of the Year.
The Finger Lakes Players of the Year were attackman Brett Cunningham (Gananda), midfielder Jake Gallina (Pal-Mac), defenseman Joe Camp (Wayne) and goalie Jake Drennan (Geneva) who was also selected as the Finger Lakes Player of the Year.
This year marks the 10th edition of the Borrelli Award, an honor that goes to the top senior boys and girls lacrosse players in Western New York.
It marks the fifth year that a banquet will be held to honor all of the best in Western New York lacrosse: The Borrelli Awards presented by the Buffalo Bandits.
The dark times Puerto Rico has experienced post-Hurricane Maria have been well documented, but one former Rochester area resident is hoping lacrosse can bring back light to a dire situation.
Jake Alvarez(Rush-Henrietta) was born and raised in Rochester and played lacrosse and football for Rush-Henrietta before graduating in 2010.
William Smith College senior midfielder Melissa Moore and first-year defender Mekayla Montgomery were named to the IWLCA All-America teams today. Moore earned a spot on the second team, while Montgomery was selected to the third team.
William Smith College senior Sarah Benyo (Vestal) was named to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America At-Large first team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Benyo is the 46th HWS student-athlete to earn Academic All-America honors since the awards program began in 1952.
SUNY Cortland sophomore midfielder Lexie Meager (West Genesee) and junior defender Hailey Dobbins (Syracuse/CBA) have been named as 2018 Division III first-team All-Americans by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA).
CARTHAGE — Kirk Ventiquattro tells a story about driving his vehicle out of the old West Carthage Elementary School minutes after signing his first teaching contract. He even remembers the date, Jan. 25, 1983. In the story, he spots a dog pulling a boy on a snowsled next to the school. Ventiquattro is so taken by the scene that he stops and asks the youngster his name.
The boy jumps up from the sled and proclaims, through missing front teeth: “I’m Ryan Powell.”
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - 11-time national champion Onondaga Community College men’s lacrosse coach Chuck Wilbur is stepping down to take on a new role at the college.
After 17 years at the helm of the Lazers’ program, Wilbur has accepted a position as the school’s retention specialist.
Grand Lake, Colo. – Le Moyne College senior defender Kelly Gaffney (Florham Park, N.J./ Mount Saint Dominic Academy) and sophomore goalkeeper Hannah George (Maine-Endwell) have been named the best players at their position by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA), as announced by the association on Tuesday afternoon.
BROCKPORT, N.Y. – The Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) announced on Monday the Division III All-Region Team with three members of The College at Brockport men's lacrosse making this year's list.
BOSTON (June 12, 2018) – For the first time in four years, the Major League Lacrosse All-Stars will face off against Team USA in the biggest sports event in Boston this year. Major League Lacrosse (MLL) announced today the 30 players who will represent the league on June 28 at 7 p.m. at Harvard Stadium.
In a continuation of the free movement rules it recommended last year, the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Rules Committee proposed another change that will allow substitutions when the game clock is stopped, unless otherwise specified in the rules.
Alright, so that’s really good! Marijuana and amphetamines are lower than non-athletes, and drinking is down. But compared to athletes from other sports, lacrosse still tops most drug and alcohol use. Let’s start with alcohol, which is common among house parties:
SUNY Cortland junior attack Terrence Haggerty (Centerport/Harborfields), junior midfielder Joey Panariello (Islip), senior short-stick defensive midfielder Justin Siracusa (Sayville) and senior long-stick midfielder Trevor Pratt (Denver, CO/Colorado Academy) have been named to the 2018 Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) Division III All-East Region team. Haggerty and Panariello are both second-team selections, while Siracusa and Pratt are honorable mention choices.
HAMILTON – Colgate captain Collin Orr capped his Raider career with one of the best faceoff seasons in program history.
The Northborough, Massachusetts, native went 206-of-350 at the faceoff-X to post the second-best Raider season numbers in both faceoffs wins and attempts. Only Robert Grabher's 2012 stats of 238-of-433 remain ahead of Orr.
ALFRED, NY – Alfred University men's lacrosse (9-7, 5-2 Empire 8) placed four members on the Intercollegiate Men's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) All-East Region Team on Monday, continuing the Saxons' successful 2018 season.
Sophomore Garrette Briggs (Horseheads) was named to the Second Team as a faceoff specialist while senior Jake Lynch (Whitney Point), junior Joe Fornataro (Greece Athena) and sophomore Shane Weber (Hull, MA/Hull) earned Honorable Mention at their respective positions.
They won the only team championship in Central New York this spring, and it's absolutely no surprise.
CBA Girls Lacrosse, a dynasty if there ever were one, won another New York State Championship over the weekend after beating Penfield from Section V 10-5. It's the Brothers 4th New York State Title, their second in New York State's largest division in Class A.
The Rochester Chapter of US Lacrosse has announced the 2018 Herb Fitch Lacrosse All Star Game player selections. This year`s contest, featuring some of the best of the graduating seniors will be held on Thursday, June 14th at Victor High School. The boys`game will start at 8:00 PM after the girls` play at 6:00 PM and the youth clinic which starts at 4:30.
The Rochester Chapter of USLacrosse has announced the 2018 Herb Fitch Lacrosse All Star Game player selections. This year`s contest, featuring some of the best of the graduating seniors will be held on Thursday, June 14th at Victor High School. The boys`game will start at 8:00 PM after the girls` play at 6:00 PM and the youth clinic which starts at 4:30.
POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – Men's lacrosse recent graduates midfielder Gannon Morrison and goalkeeper Brian Corrigan were named USILA Scholar All-Americans, making it the first time two players have earned the recognition in one season at Marist. The Red Foxes now has six players earn this honor in the history of the program. The duo joins Corey Zindell '11, Dave Scarcello '15, Joseph Radin '16 and J.D. Recor '17.
ALBANY, N.Y. – Three UAlbany men’s lacrosse players were honored as 2018 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Scholar All-Americans.
Kyle McClancy, Connor Fields and Troy Reh are UAlbany’s Scholar All-Americans this year. McClancy earns this distinction for the second time while Fields and Reh are first time Scholar All-Americans.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- Thirteen Section III players have been named US Lacrosse All-Americans. Area coaches voted on the selections at the sectional tournament seeding meeting last month. Below is a quick look at the seven girls and six boys who earned the honor:
Lost amid the drama and controversy surrounding the end of the long and storied Mike Messere era of West Genesee lacrosse have been opportunities to acknowledge the vital contributions of his steady assistant coach, Bob Deegan, who also retires.
According to multiple league sources, the long-awaited Halifax team will be brought into the fold from an unlikely place – a current league owner.
IL Indoor has heard that Curt Styres, the current owner of the NLL East Division champion Rochester Knighthawks, is planning on selling the team to Pegula Sports and Entertainment, which owns the NLL’s Buffalo Bandits and various other professional teams.
Lots more lacrosse this past week, but my primary interest was following the West Genesee Wildcats and retiring coach Mike Messere as they faced the Class A State semi-finals (vs. Section VI Lancaster) on Wednesday at C-NS High School and then the state championship game (vs. Section XI Ward Melville) on Saturday at St. John Fisher College.
The Billy Joel song “Miami 2017” rang through my head all week, except I was thinking of the WG Wildcats/Coach Messere’s-final-game version . . .
Whenever former West Genesee lacrosse players or fans of the program gather these days, one topic of discussion seems to very quickly bubble to the top: Who is going to replace legendary head coach Mike Messere, who retired after his team's loss in the state Class A title game on Saturday?
Syracuse, N.Y. -- West Genesee schools superintendent Christopher Brown defended the character of the players on his boys lacrosse team after retiring Wildcats coach Mike Messere had accused them of quitting after a loss to Ward Melville on Saturday in the state title game.
Reeves, a reigning national champion with Yale University, joins the Rattlers after a historic collegiate career with the Bulldogs. After finishing tied for tenth all-time in NCAA history with 319 career points, Reeves took home college lacrosse’s top honor -- the Tewaaraton Award. Reeves’ senior season was one of the most prolific in Yale history with 117 points as he led the Bulldogs to the school’s first men’s lacrosse championship.
Connor Sullivan never had a chance to play in a sectional title game during four seasons with the Elmira High boys varsity lacrosse team. Down the road, though, some group of Express players could get that opportunity thanks his efforts.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- As the final seconds ticked down on the career of West Genesee lacrosse coach Mike Messere in shockingly quick fashion on Saturday afternoon, it turns out that they didn't drain out nearly as fast as he would have liked.
With 8.5 seconds showing on the clock, and Victor having just scored two goals in the final minute to pull even with Garden City, there was a sense that the championship pedigree of this dynastic Blue Devils boys’ lacrosse program would carry the day.
With a roster filled with underclassmen, several of which were freshmen and sophomores, there were whispers that perhaps this would be just the second time in 22 years that Penn Yan would fail to win a Section V championship and advance to the state tournament.
When the final horn sounded on Saturday's Class B state championship, the ball fittingly ended up in the cradle of the player who was the difference in the game. Brighton and Manhasset each had plenty of talented playmakers, but Indians goalie Krissy Kowalski was the reason the Section VIII champions won, 6-4, at SUNY Cortland.
CORTLAND – The game officially ended, of course, with the final horn after the second half. But, unofficially, Honeoye Falls-Lima’s Class C state-championship girls lacrosse game against Long Island’s Cold Spring Harbor ended much earlier.
The Saskatchewan Rush captured their third National Lacrosse League title on Saturday night, capitalizing on four goals from Jeff Shattler to take Game 3 of the best-of-three series 15-10 over the Rochester Knighthawks.
Lacrosse transplant Rachel Hillhouse (Victor) has a plan for growing the girls’ game in her adopted hometown of Asheville, N.C., a city in western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Having played lacrosse throughout her youth in Victor, N.Y., she realized upon her arrival here 10 years ago that opportunities for girls were pretty scarce.
“I know all the benefits of being involved with the game, and in this area, the girls’ game is anywhere from five to 10 years behind the development of the boys’ game,” Hillhouse said.
Garden City returned to the State Finals for the first time since 2013 when they won the title game over Jamesville-Dewitt 13-8. Today they defeated the three-time defending State Champion Victor Blue Devils.
For the first time since lacrosse became a state athletic association-sponsored sport, Birmingham Brother Rice is not the boys Division 1 state champion.
Brother Rice (13-8) had its crown snatched by arch-rival Detroit Catholic Central, 11-10, on Saturday at the state championships held at Parker Middle School, breaking Brother Rice’s streak of 13-straight titles.
It’s been quite a while since head coach Jeff Brameier has addressed his Darien boys lacrosse team following a defeat. Throughout their amazing streak of 76 victories, the Blue Wave always seemed to find a way to overcome their opponents. This time, despite a valiant rally in the final four minutes, the Wave was one goal short.
Delbarton is back on top of New Jersey and left no doubt about it, beating Summit by a 12-6 score in Saturday's NJSIAA Tournament of Champions final at Kean University. The Morristown school finished the year 19-1 and tied an NJSIAA record by winning its third straight TOC. Matt Campbell delivered a team-high four goals, while Tommy MacCowatt scored a hat trick in the win.
South Jefferson was down 1 with 15 seconds to go with ball on the other side of the field and ran a perfect play and nearly tied the game but the Mattituck-Southold goalie came up with a great stop pic.twitter.com/RcBexZNJIp
Honeoye Falls-Lima returned to the Class C girls lacrosse state semifinals Friday despite a record that wasn't overly impressive. 7-12.
But the Cougars, who fell to Mount Sinai in last year’s state championship, didn't look anything like a 12-loss team while playing Section 1 champion Brewster at SUNY-Cortland.
CORTLAND – Victoria Ruffo scored five goals and Allie Berkery and Fiona Jones each netted a hat trick as Bronxville-I got its year-long wish to get another shot at a state championship.
The Broncos, now 18-4, defeated Palmyra-Macedon 14-5 Friday in the Class D state semifinals at SUNY-Cortland.
Cortland, N.Y. — Jamesville-DeWitt's first trip to the state girls lacrosse semifinals went pretty well for about 10 minutes.
But an 8-0 run by Cold Spring Harbor in the first half put the Red Rams in a hole they couldn't climb out of. And the No. 1 state-ranked Seahawks went on to earn a 16-8 victory over J-D this morning.
Cortland, N.Y. --The Fayetteville-Manlius girls lacrosse team had enough to hang around with but not quite catch up to Manhasset on Friday.
Shea Garcia scored five times to carry the Indians past F-M 14-8 in a state Class B girls lacrosse semifinal at SUNY Cortland.
VICTOR — Ron Whitcomb received some advice back in 1991 when he was deciding whether to leave his alma mater, East Rochester, to become the new athletic director at Victor Central Schools.
"Take the job," outgoing AD Jeffrey Crane told Whitcomb. "Victor is a sleeping giant."
After rumors swirled early in the week on social media that Ierlan was looking to leave UAlbany and Wednesday’s reports that Ierlan had received his release, UAlbany head coach Scott Marr confirmed Thursday that Ierlan had received his full release and the rising junior plans to transfer.
Syracuse, N.Y. -- TD Ierlan clearly was looking for some solitude on Wednesday afternoon.
Ierlan eased into Cicero-North Syracuse High School to watch his former high school team, Victor, take on East Syracuse Minoa in a state high school lacrosse game.
Since 2012 the Rochester Knighthawks and Saskatchewan Rush have dominated the NLL, combining to win five of the last six championships.
It should be no surprise then that the battle between the two for the National Lacrosse League Cup, formerly the Champion's Cup, will come down to a winner-take-all Game 3 at 9:30 p.m. Saturday at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon.
The Penfield girls lacrosse team picked a great time to play their best lacrosse of the season. The Patriots, a 4th seed in Class A, upset nationally ranked Pittsford, handled Rush-Henrietta in the Finals and then rolled over their Section VI competition. Now this fun loving team gets set for the state semis.
This victory, as well as last Saturday’s 15-3 blowout of Hamburg in the quarterfinals, did not test Victor in the least, but the No. 1 team in the state will have all it can handle Saturday when it plays Garden City at 3 p.m. at St. John Fisher College in the state title game.
They've been named high school lacrosse royalty by some and Mike Messere's West Genesee Wildcats are looking to add another jewel to the crown. They got another step closer after the Wildcats won the game with an impressive final score of 15-6 over the Lancaster Legends at Cicero North Syracuse High School earlier today.
It is fitting that Messere's final game comes against perhaps his biggest rival outside of Section III and another powerhouse program. Ward Melville and West Genesee last met in the title game in 2013, with Ward Melville winning 16-4. Overall, the teams have split six state title games.
"They don't tend to know history, or remember history. It isn't important to them. So whether they know the history of what we've done and so forth I don't know,'' Messere said of his team's perspective on the final Ward Melville chapter.
Many kids in their respective communities look up to the boys of the Penn Yan and Chenango Forks lacrosse programs. At St. John Fisher College’s Growney Stadium on Wednesday afternoon the two teams squared off in the NYSPHSAA final four, in a Class D semifinal meeting. (69 photos)
"We really want them to remember this feeling for the times that they don't want to do something," Vorgang said on the field at Adelphi University. "When they don't want to go to lift, when they don't want to put the extra work in on the wall or don't want to shoot because they've got things they perceive to be more important — when that happens, this is the result."
For the first time in the program's history the South Jefferson girls' lacrosse team is playing in June.
The Lady Spartans will head to SUNY Cortland for a state Class D semifinal with Mattituck-Southold of Long Island on Friday.
ADAMS — Mara Hathaway and her South Jefferson teammates have a chance to continue to make school history this week when they compete in the state semifinals in girls lacrosse for the first time.
Yet, despite all of their successes this season, the Spartans are a humble group who look up to the players from previous years who helped lay the groundwork for the success of the program.
Lancaster (17-2), the first-time Section VI champion which took down Section V’s Penfield in the Far West Regional, faces Section III champion West Genesee (17-2) in a Class A New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association semifinal at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cicero-North Syracuse.
PITTSFORD — When the Penn Yan boys lacrosse team steps onto the turf at St. John Fisher’s Growney Stadium this afternoon, it will be the Mustangs’ 20th state semifinal. That’s an impressive number — almost half of the 41 years the state has held a lacrosse championship tournament.
Two schools most rumored to be a destination — Cornell and Syracuse — are on the 2019 schedule, so those coaches are not allowed to contact Ierlan. Ierlan’s younger brother Chayse, an Under Armour All-American goalie, will attend Cornell this fall. Unconfirmed reports have other destinations not on the 2019 schedule in the mix.
“Kyle McClancy is an outstanding example of what it means to be a Great Dane,” said UAlbany director of athletics Mark Benson. “Our departmental motto is Great Leaders Great Champions Great Danes. His exceptional performance on the lacrosse field, along with his commitment to academic excellence and community service are strong reflections of those values. Kyle is a worthy recipient of this prestigious award and we are all very proud of him. He is an outstanding ambassador for the University at Albany and the America East Conference."
"I just was shocked I was speechless, I just couldn't believe we did it," said Trojans senior Dannt Flynn. "It's kind of hard to take in, but I think our team can do whatever we want and we believe in ourselves and I think that that really helps us."
NISKAYUNA -- With a couple of second-half runs, Niskayuna forged one of the great comebacks in the history of the boys' state lacrosse tournament Saturday.
Veteran coach Mike Vorgang acknowledged that some of the things Niskayuna did before it overhauled Mamaroneck 14-13 in that Class A regional final weren't so great.
Syracuse, N.Y. — Four top athletes in six sports were named as finalists today for next week's inaugural All-CNY High School Sports Awards event at the Landmark Theatre.
The athletes will be honored June 14 along with those selected from fall and winter sports at the 'ESPY's'-inspired event sponsored by Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists and syracuse.com | The Post-Standard.
The National Lacrosse League Finals will come down to a winner-take-all showdown on Saturday, June 9 at the SaskTel Centre. With the series tied at one win apiece, the Rochester Knighthawks and Saskatchewan Rush will face off in Saskatoon at 9:30 p.m. ET, with the winner raising the NLL Cup.
TOWN OF AMSTERDAM — Scott Marr has spent the past 18 years building the University at Albany men’s lacrosse team into one of the nation’s premier programs, a process that paid off last month when he led the high-powered Great Danes to the first NCAA final four in program history.
Monday night, Marr visited another program that wears purple and gold that has visions of one day ascending to an elite tier at its level of lacrosse.
The Rochester Chapter of USLacrosse has announced the 2018 Herb Fitch Lacrosse All Star Game player selections. This year`s contest, featuring some of the best of the graduating seniors will be held on Thursday, June 14th at Victor High School. The boys`game will start at 8:00 PM after the girls` play at 6:00 PM and the youth clinic which starts at 4:30.
It's been quite a season in boys lacrosse, with more than a few surprises on the way to sectional finals.
One constant has been West Genesee's steady presence at or near the top of this weekly poll. The Wildcats, now 17-2, captured the program's 31st sectional title last week and advanced to the state Class A semifinals where they'll seek a 16th championship.
Three repeat champions prevailed in the sectional finals last Tuesday, though none of them had an easy time of it.
Christian Brothers Academy (A), Fayetteville-Manlius (B) and Jamesville-DeWitt (C) all won in their respective classes, but each final was well-contested by the runners-up
Canisius men's lacrosse will host a pair of camps this summer, head coach Mark Miyashita announced on Monday.
The program will host a youth camp July 23-26 and a prospect camp July 30-31.
Both camps will be held at the Demske Sports Complex on the Canisius campus.
HONEOYE FALLS — The name Nesselbush has literally been synonymous with Penfield lacrosse and basketball for a decade. Five sisters, all smart and athletic, have played key roles for the Patriots since 2008.
It happened yet again Saturday night when Nina — the last in the Nesselbush line, the baby of Marlene and Robert’s girls — scored five goals in the first half to power Penfield to an easy 17-5 win over Lancaster in the Class A Far West Regionals at Honeoye Falls-Lima.
HONEOYE FALLS — Katie Smolensky may stand only 5 feet 4 inches tall, but the senior midfielder swings a big lacrosse stick for Brighton. “She’s a little girl with a big personality,” fellow team captain Caroline Lederman said of her classmate.
Griffin King is a junior attack for the Niskayuna boys' lacrosse team. Saturday, King tallied six goals and two assists to help lead the Silver Warriors to a stirring 14-13 victory over Mamaroneck in the Class A state quarterfinals — a game Niskayuna trailed 10-4 with 57 seconds left in the third quarter.
SPARKS, Md. – Colgate women's lacrosse senior midfielder Haley O'Hanlon (Garden City, New York) was named the MVP of the IWLCA Division I North-South Senior All-Star Game Saturday afternoon on Bill Tierney Field at the U.S. Lacrosse Headquarters.
CORNING — Another day, another landmark win achieved by the South Jefferson girls lacrosse team.
The Spartans capped a historic week by earning another program first Saturday as now they’re headed to the state final four.
SHRUB OAK - Pleasantville didn’t waste any time or momentum.
Brian Reda had a hat trick 59 seconds into a 21-5 win over Schuylerville in a NYSPHSAA Class D regional final at Lakeland High School.
It was a message to both sidelines.
The Section III champions scored nine straight goals after the half to break open a close game and cruise to a 13-4 victory over the Little Red today in a Class A boys lacrosse state quarterfinal playoff game at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. (15 photos)
Cicero, N.Y. - After two quarters and 24 minutes of play during Saturday afternoon's Class B boys lacrosse state regional game at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, neither East Syracuse Minoa nor Section IV's Vestal could gain any kind of separation. Fueled by a six-point, five-goal performance out of freshman Gavin Houghtaling and five assists from junior Luke Rosaschi, the Spartans finally got an edge and more, racing to a 17-10 win.
Amanda Cramer scored four goals and had two assists while Gemma Addonizio, and Kiera Shanley added three goals each as the Fayaetteville-Manlius girls lacrosse team scored early and often in developing a 14-2 first-half lead on its way to a 20-6 final score win over Horseheads on Saturday at Corning-Painted Post High School.
No. 3 state-ranked Chenango Forks, now 17-1, advances to its first state semifinals Wednesday at St. John Fisher College against Section V champion Penn Yan, a 12-11 overtime winner against Section VI champion Akron.
Katie Lutz scored four goals, Ana Dieroff added three goals and the Red Rams defense stood strong in the end to lead the Jamesville-DeWitt girls lacrosse team past Vestal, 10-8 in a Class C state quarterfinal contest.
BUFFALO – One of the reasons why Penn Yan coach Brian Hobart likes to play a tougher regular-season schedule is for the exact situation that arose Saturday morning at All High Stadium in the quarterfinal round of the state Class D boys’ lacrosse tournament.
BUFFALO — Time of possession can often be an important statistic in a football game, but it’s always, always, always an important statistic in lacrosse, and Saturday afternoon, it was the determining factor in Penfield’s somewhat surprising 11-7 loss to Lancaster.
The CBA girls lacrosse team raced out to a 10-3 lead early in the second half and the Brothers defense held off Ithaca for a 11-7 win and a trip to the Class A state semifinals. CBA will next face the winner of Sunday's Massapequa vs. West Islip game, 1 p.m. on Friday at SUNY Cortland.
The South Jefferson girls lacrosse team got three or more goals from four different players in an 18-5 win over Seton Catholic and advance to the Class D state semifinals. The Spartans will play the winner of Sunday's Carle Place vs. Mattituck/Southhold winner, 11 a.m. on Friday at SUNY Cortland.
Now that the Sectional Champions have been crowned, we move on the the New York State Tournaments. Some of the best player and the best teams in the State will end up here, at St. John Fisher College for Championship Day on June 9th. But before that happens, we play the quarter final and semi-final rounds.
Lacrosse is Great in NYSFor Section Five fans, the first round, called the "Western Regional" round, will be hosted by Section 6 this year at All High Stadium in Buffalo. Section 5 will be the away teams and Section 6 will be the home teams.
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The people who run every team in town say it's harder now than ever before to attract fans to games. But the Rochester Knighthawks keep doing it. The indoor lacrosse team in its 24th season has found a formula to cultivate and keep a rabid fan base, one that bleeds teal and purple. Those fans also happen to be louder and more passionate at games than any other group in town.
The inaugural Women’s Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) season kicks off Saturday in exciting fashion with several new rules on display, including four 15-minute quarters, a 60-second shot clock, center hash-only free position shots and a double overtime shootout.
The Hall of Fame committee announced on Friday June 1, 2018, that Jen Benson '01 (softball), Daniel Landrigan '95 (men's lacrosse), Don Miller '07 (football) and David Vail '04 (men's lacrosse) will make up the 2018 induction class to the AU Athletics Hall of Fame. The aforementioned inductees will be recognized at half time of the football game versus SUNY Cortland on September 22, 2018. An on-campus banquet at 5:30 pm at the Knight Club in Powell Hall will follow, celebrating their induction.
The most intense game of the season for the two team modified 7th & 8th grade boys lacrosse program is the annual season finale Maroon and White game. For the kids it's all about bragging rights. For Maroon head coach Steve Crosby and White head coach Jeff Alberici, it's about the loser buying dinner. This year the Maroon team won 7-4. Despite what color jersey the kids wear during the game, in the end they all are Auburn Maroons.
For the second year in a row, the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) will holds its Senior All-Star Games at US Lacrosse in Sparks, Md. The games, featuring top senior players from the NCAA Division I, II, III ranks, will take place on Saturday, June 2 and will be streamed live on IWLCA-tv.com. Rosters are available here.
The action starts at 11:30 a.m. with the Division I game. The South team will be coached by Connecticut assistant coach Lauren Gunning and will feature three players from national champion James Madison — Elena Romesburg, Rebecca Tooker and NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player Haley Warden.
WASHINGTON – First a national championship, now the top honor in college lacrosse. Yale captain Ben Reeves, a 2014 Palmyra-Macedon graduate, received the Tewaaraton Award as the best player in college lacrosse on Thursday night in Washington, D.C.
Ivy Santana (Lake Shore) and Lyle Warrior (Gowanda) were selected by the Tewaaraton Foundation as the 2018 recipients of the Tewaaraton Native American Scholarships, presented by US Lacrosse. They were honored during the Tewaaraton Awards ceremony last night in Washington, D.C.
Yale alum and Hall of Famer Jon Reese helped Yale advance to the NCAA semifinals in 1990. We talk about Yale’s first national championship in lacrosse and Ben Reeves breaking Reese's school scoring record.
POTSDAM — The South Jefferson girls lacrosse team continued its march through the postseason on Thursday by achieving yet another first in program history.
Paced by a balanced offensive effort, the Spartans cruised to a 15-2 triumph over Section 10 champion Canton in a Class D first-round state tournament game at Potsdam High School.
Williamsville, N.Y. (WKBW) - Four boys lacrosse teams are still alive in the hunt for a NYSPHSAA state title.
Lancaster, Hamburg, West Seneca East and Akron all won their Section VI finals on Wednesday to advance to the regional round. The games were held at Williamsville North High School.
Williamsville, N.Y. (WKBW) - Four girls lacrosse teams are headed to the Regional round after Thursday's Section VI finals.
Lancaster, Frontier, Lake Shore and Eden all won Section titles on Thursday night to advance to the Far West Regionals. The games were held at Williamsville North High School.